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Fun With Winter Flowers: Growing an Amaryllis

Fun With Winter Flowers: Growing an Amaryllis

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Got cabin fever? You’re not alone. Each winter, in anticipation of spring, I grow winter flowers indoors to brighten my home. Often called the Christmas flower, amaryllis grows easily. The long, slender green stalks usually produce two or three flowering stems, according to The United States National Arboretum. Amaryllis […]

DIY Skin Care: Three Homemade Dry-Hand Remedies from the Pantry

DIY Skin Care: Three Homemade Dry-Hand Remedies from the Pantry

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Subfreezing wind chills and dry winter air leave skin dry. During the cold months, I often focus on natural DIY skin care techniques to keep my hands from feeling raw, itchy, and parched. Simplicity is important to me, so I seek out natural alternatives to manufactured lotions and hand […]

Valentine’s Day Drinks: Five Nonalcoholic Options

Valentine’s Day Drinks: Five Nonalcoholic Options

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Whether your Valentine’s Day celebration includes a special dinner for two at home or a cozy game day with the kids, plan to serve a special holiday beverage. Keep the Valentine’s Day drinks healthy and family-friendly by opting for some of these nonalcoholic creations. Healthy Berry Smoothie Start Valentine’s […]

Homemade Herbal Tea Recipe: Ginger-Chamomile Tea

Homemade Herbal Tea Recipe: Ginger-Chamomile Tea

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger A few years ago my dogs—with a little help from my husband—surprised me with a beautiful glass teapot for Mother’s Day. My afternoon indulgence always includes a cup of hot, homemade herbal tea. The clear vessel makes it fun to watch what’s bubbling and brewing during my break. Chamomile-ginger […]

Seasonal Vegetables: How to Eat Squash, Beets, and Kale

Seasonal Vegetables: How to Eat Squash, Beets, and Kale

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With winter upon us, it’s time to add cool-weather crops to the menu. Grocery stores and indoor farmers’ markets offer wonderful discounts on seasonal vegetables, including squash, beets, and kale. These vegetables aren’t always the most popular, so some may not know how to add them to a meal. […]

Five Places to Donate Unwanted Holiday Gifts

Five Places to Donate Unwanted Holiday Gifts

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With the holidays behind us, it is now time to relax, put away the seasonal decorations, and declutter the house. What about those gifts that simply don’t fit into your home or lifestyle? Instead of throwing them out, donate them! It’s easier to find places to donate unwanted holiday […]

DIY: Apple-Cinnamon Homemade Potpourri Sachets

DIY: Apple-Cinnamon Homemade Potpourri Sachets

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s no secret I like to dig out my craft supplies during the cold days of winter. I’ve made everything from handmade earrings and necklaces to baked goods and homemade potpourri – all of which make great gifts for the holidays, or even Valentine’s Day. If you’re short on […]

Four Tips for Choosing Organic Produce

Four Tips for Choosing Organic Produce

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger When you prepare a large family dinner, make it a healthy dining experience by choosing organic foods. Making appetizers with organic produce or serving an organic ham, gives you a chance to teach your family how important it is to avoid foods grown and processed with pesticides, hormones, herbicides, […]

14 Healthy New Years Resolutions for 2014

14 Healthy New Years Resolutions for 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Have you started to think about ways to improve yourself in 2014? For the last several years, I’ve focused on healthy New Years resolutions. After all, if I’m doing and feeling well, I’m a better friend, wife, daughter, sister, and colleague. Here are some of the ways you can plan […]